1803 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Gray

Anna Seward, "Written in a very minute Edition of Gray's Poems" Poetical Register and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for 1803 (1805) 86.



All to the lofty Ode that Genius gives,
Within these few and narrow pages lives;
The Theban's strength, and more than Theban's grace,
A lyric UNIVERSE in Fairy space!